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I tried Libreoffice but failed.

I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data".

Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file?

After I use catdoc,it shows this in vim:

garbled text

Trying to use dosbox to install Word: more garbled text

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If my memory serves me correctly there is Word 2 and Word 6 and nothing inbetween for Windows. Word 5 is Mac OS and from 1989. I am unsure if my anwer works for Mac files... it did work on a very very old Word file I was intriged by why I saved it ;) – Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 12:38
So how to read word 5.0? – sam Feb 10 '12 at 12:46
Are you sure this is a word 5.0 file and not a newer Word? – Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 15:00
Very old word which version is 5.0. I have checked the first magic number. I also can't read it on office2007. – sam Feb 10 '12 at 15:03
Sorry, you'll have to wait for someone else to show up. Deleted answer cuz it was not correct ;) – Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 15:22
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I have installed word successfully, but it also couldn't read that doc file. It couldn't show any correct chinese words. – sam Feb 15 '12 at 10:30
I have updated my origin post. – sam Feb 15 '12 at 10:36
Try: – Ightorn Feb 15 '12 at 10:49
It says :Failed. Conversion could not be performed. – sam Feb 19 '12 at 5:33

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